Source:SBD -> Master Reel (1/2-inch 4-track reels recorded on Ampex 440) -> Dat (Tascam DA30/44.1k) Lineage:Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC Transferred by:Charlie Miller Keywords:Soundboard; Charlie Miller
Dark Star, Saint Stephen -> The Eleven -> Death Don't Have No Mercy (cut), Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums -> The Other One -> Cryptical Envelopment -> Alligator -> Drums -> Alligator -> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) -> Feedback
Sky River Festival
-- Sky River Rock Festival And Lighter Than Air Fair
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
January 20, 2015 Subject:
Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair
Reviewer:Chris U. -
August 26, 2014 Subject:
100% Pure Acid
There's nothing better than a show like this where the band is firing on all six cylinders. The vocals are a tad low but it hardly matters for these songs (Death Don't is missing).
This show is right smack in the middle of that period where Bobby and Pigpen were allegedly getting heat from Jerry (and the rest of the band?) for failing to bring the goods on a regular basis, not practicing enough, not being serious enough ... or something. I've listened to everything in the Archive from the summer of '68 and for the life of me I can't detect any problem. On the contrary, just listen to Bobby and Pig at this show! Crazy stuff. IMHO, the next shows that most consistently reach the heights heard here are the Avalon 10-12-68 and the Silver Dollar Faire in Chico 11-1-68 (with the Chico being the most "hairy" of the three).
August 22, 2014 Subject:
This is one powerful/PRIMAL set. Outstanding audio quality. Thank you C. Miller!
November 12, 2011 Subject:
Another Great Upgrade
One of the best Dark Stars of the year, from one of the best shows of the year! Gotta get this essential upgrade.
August 15, 2011 Subject:
This recording may not sound perfect, but it is so much better than the other ones from this date. It is a gem from 1968. Thanks for all the hard work and skill put into this!